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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 07:20

A resume of the asian unions status by Rugby Asia

Asia Rugby Full Members – World Rugby
China (1997)
Chinese Taipei (1988)
Guam (1998)
Hong Kong, China (1988)
India (1999)
Indonesia (2013)
Japan (1987)
Korea (1988)
Kazakhstan (1997)
Malaysia (1988)
Pakistan (2008)
Philippines (2008)
Singapore (1989)
Sri Lanka (1988)
Thailand (1989)
UAE (2011)
Uzbekistan (2014)

Asia Rugby Associate Members – World Rugby
Brunei (2013)
Iran (2011)
Jordan (2020)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos (2004)
Lebanon(2018)
Mongolia (2004)
Qatar (2020)

Asia Rugby Membership Full Members
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Nepal
Syria

Asia Rugby Membership Associate Members
Iraq
Palestine
Macau
Saudi Arabia
Cambodia

PS: between the Asian WR associated members World Rugby, which confirms to have some issue with geography, lists also Algeria and Azerbaijan :)

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 05:05

Iran Rugby concretized an idea I had since some time ago: a sort of Olympic Games with individual competitions based on rugby skills. "The first Combined Rugby Skills Challenge". The federation article doesn't give details but judging by the images on their social media there were competitions of speed race, of touch throwing, of tackling, of kicking to the posts. I would add (if they there were not already) competitions of precision in the pass, maybe of high kicks's ball catching...
This sort of games could seem a bit useless in normal times but it could result more meaningful and useful right during a social distancing period

Results...

Gentlemen
First: Moin Vahedi 20.96 points
Second: Ali Fadaeizadeh 23.20 points
Third: Mohammad Mehdi Ghamari 26.25 points

Women
First: Hanieh Kiani. 23.75 points
Second: Zeynab Khadempour 24.29 points
Third: Mehr Negar Farrokh Manesh 26.20 points

http://rugbyiran.ir/d.asp?id=103568

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 10:02

From rugger.info, which is always laudably presenting a good range of infos: not just about eastern Europe but also about Tier I and minor nations

Indian national players will start collecting salaries
India has begun the transition from amateurs to professionals

The second most populous country on the planet has taken a step towards the introduction of professional rugby.
The government of Odisha (one of the states of the Indian Republic) has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Rugby Union of India. Under the terms of the contract, the men's and women's rugby and rugby-7 teams will be able to hold full-fledged training camps, and the players will receive wages.

For the leadership of Odisha, this is no longer the first aid to sports. In 2018, the state government sponsored the Indian field hockey team, providing the team with one of the country's largest stadiums, Kalinga.

As of October 2020, India is ranked 84th in the World Rugby rankings.

https://rugger.info/news/36605

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 14:08

Awesome news. India is now in Asia's 4th division. It would prove decisive to go up in an mostly amateur continent. But we need to see how India grows in their U20s. There are many news about Tag rugby, but not many about contact rugby...

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 19:10

Afghanistan 7s championship played in these days. Eight teams competing, from seven different cities/regions

The results of day one
Parwan 25 vs Kabul City 5
Kabul 30 vs Bamyan 5
Panjshir 20 vs Parwan 0
Laghman 12 vs Kapisa 7
Ghazni 40 vs Kabul City 0
Bamyan 5 vs Laghman 27
Kabul 22 vs Kapisa 0
Panjshir 19 vs Ghazni 5
Ghazni 10 vs Parwan 5
Kapisa 22 vs Bamyan 5
Panjshir 32 vs Kabul City 0
Kabul 19 vs Laghman 0

the H posts, made with a soccer goal, two poles and a good amount of scotch tape
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the map of the teams
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and the federation's logos: the old one (left) and the purposed new one (right)
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby ficcp » Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 03:11

Congratulations to the afghan Rugbiers. To run a Rugby tournament in a country much divided by ethnical and political reasons, which has been through endless wars since 1980, is a great achievement. I hope they will have many more in the future.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 05 Nov 2020, 20:47

Grass cleaning in the first field dedicated to rugby in Iraq

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 0514713658

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 19:44

Rugby 7s risks to be no more included in the SEA (South East Asian) Games
https://www.rugbyasia247.com/will-there ... sea-games/

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 22:26

Canalina wrote:Rugby 7s risks to be no more included in the SEA (South East Asian) Games
https://www.rugbyasia247.com/will-there ... sea-games/


Netball :D

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 22:37

Canalina wrote:Rugby 7s risks to be no more included in the SEA (South East Asian) Games
https://www.rugbyasia247.com/will-there ... sea-games/


Of the SEA Games countries, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia are all Asia Rugby Members. In the region, only Timor-Leste, Myanmar and... Vietnam (the next host country) doesn't have. I guess the problem is the hosts. Which is disappointing, as Asia Rugby recently mentioned Vietnam as one country they want to help.

Rugby Sevens was also out in 2013 when the SEA Games were in Myanmar.

Netball

Malaysia and Singapore, Commonwealth nations, are there, makes sense. The question is how many others have Netball. According to https://netball.sport/ Thailand has, while Brunei (Commonwealth), Timor-Leste and the Philippines (I guess due to Aussie influence) are Associate Members.

So, Rugby has more SEA nations than Netball.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 23:05

victorsra wrote:
Canalina wrote:Rugby 7s risks to be no more included in the SEA (South East Asian) Games
https://www.rugbyasia247.com/will-there ... sea-games/


Of the SEA Games countries, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia are all Asia Rugby Members. In the region, only Timor-Leste, Myanmar and... Vietnam (the next host country) doesn't have. I guess the problem is the hosts. Which is disappointing, as Asia Rugby recently mentioned Vietnam as one country they want to help.

Rugby Sevens was also out in 2013 when the SEA Games were in Myanmar.

Netball

Malaysia and Singapore, Commonwealth nations, are there, makes sense. The question is how many others have Netball. According to https://netball.sport/ Thailand has, while Brunei (Commonwealth), Timor-Leste and the Philippines (I guess due to Aussie influence) are Associate Members.

So, Rugby has more SEA nations than Netball.


and yet, netball is in the SEA Games, and rugby is out.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 00:50

No, it isn't, you misread it.

On October 20th, 2020, Vietnam added 4 more sports to the roster to bring the total tally to 40 sports. Rugby 7s was not one of them. Triathlon, bowling, jiu-jitsu, and esports were the latest additions and the full list of sports can be viewed here.

Other SEA countries have asked the following sports to be included:

Sailing
Indoor hockey
Netball
Cricket
Skateboarding
Sambo
Rugby
Squash
Lawn balls

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 01:23

So what are the 40 sports then?

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 01:36

Chester-Donnelly wrote:So what are the 40 sports then?


Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Sout ... sian_Games (the source is in Vietnamese):



Aquatics
Diving
Swimming
Finswimming
Water polo
Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Basketball pictogram.svg 5x5 Basketball
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg 3x3 Basketball
Billiards
Bodybuilding
Bowling
Boxing
Canoeing
Chess
Cycling
Mountain bike
Road
Dancesport
Esports
Fencing
Football
Beach Soccer (2)
Football (2)
Futsal (2)
Golf
Gymnastics
Artistic
Rhythmic
Aerobic
Handball
Judo
Jujutsu
Karate
Kickboxing
Kurash
Muaythai
Pencak silat
Pétanque
Rowing
Sepak takraw
Shooting
Table tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Beach volleyball
Indoor volleyball
Vovinam
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Wushu

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 02:07

Thank you. That's a really interesting list of sports.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 08:06

victorsra wrote:Which is disappointing, as Asia Rugby recently mentioned Vietnam as one country they want to help.

And Vietnam was one of the twenty countries with the biggest tv audience in the last RWC, according to the (doubtful) World Rugby report

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 16:39

Maybe that's the end of the line for Hong Kong's South China Tigers? No posts since Oct 1st. They were posting mosre often before. https://twitter.com/sctrugby

Anyway, Hong Kong's Premiership is going on https://www.hkrugby.com/news/shock-star ... remiership

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 17:31

Laos and Iran became World Rugby full members. Nepal is a new World Rugby associate member https://www.world.rugby/news/603777/wor ... ew-members

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 13:38

An interview, in italian, with Ali Esteki, scrumhalf of italian club Lazio born in Iran

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 0689872550

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 20:15

Afghan U19 7s championship, with eight teams. If they are ten boys per team, it's eighty U19 players: not bad at all for a country with no tradition and structural weaknesses like Afghanistan

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 2917953177

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